Douglas Promenade 2 Hours Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

287468


Categories

First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. So long as they can walk 2 miles. They'll love the horse tram ride.

Friendly: Yes.
Yes, you're especially welcome in a wheelchair. You'll need to travel 2 miles, but the footpath is wide and even. Getting on a horse-tram, there are two quite steep steps. Usually plenty of room there for a folded wheelchair.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

2 hour walking tour + horse tram ride


Starting from the Sea Terminal for an introduction to the Island and its capital, we start our walk along the magnificent 2-mile sweep of Douglas's fine promenade. The first section, Loch Promenade, was reclaimed from the sea in the 1870s to build the grand hotels, most of which still stand today. Strolling through the sunken gardens, we see the Tower of Refuge out in the bay - a sanctuary for shipwrecked mariners. Passing the Gaiety Theatre and Villa Marina, we eventually arrive at the far end, where we board a horse-drawn tram - another reminder of the Victorian tourist boom - to take us leisurely all the way back to the Sea Terminal.

Itinerary

NB. Horse trams only operate in the summer months (April to September).

- Introduction to IoM and Douglas at start, at Sea Terminal
- Walk full length of Douglas Promenade (2 miles), looking at Victorian architecture, sunken gardens, Gaiety Theatre etc.
- Relax on a horse-drawn tram all the way back.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Sea Terminal, at southern end of Douglas Promenade.

End location: Unless you prefer otherwise, the tour will end back at the Sea Terminal.

Duration: 2 hours

Horse trams ply the promenade regularly in summer months. There may be a short wait for one to arrive.

Transportation

- 2 mile walk along the length of Douglas promenade. Level terrain and wide footpath.
- Ride back by horse-drawn tramcar.

What’s Included

Other: The horse tram fare along the length of the promenade is included - and of course, my time and service as a private guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 GBP - for refreshments (optional)

What’s Extra

Other: This tour doesn't involve any extra expense but you might want to bring some cash for refreshments.

Private tour guide Phil

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